COOPERSTOWN, NY – Brewery Ommegang, the Belgian-style brewery in Cooperstown, NY released its newest seasonal beer, Glimmerglass, this week. The new spring Saison is the fourth seasonal offer for the brewery (following Scythe & Sickle, Fleur de Houblon, and Adoration) and pays homage to Cooperstown’s pristine Otsego Lake.
Glimmerglass was the name given to Otsego Lake by author James Fenimore Cooper in his historical novel series, The Leatherstocking Tales.Nestled between gentle mountains, the pure and clear lake reflects not just objects held up to it but also the joyful spirit of its home Village of Cooperstown upon the arrival of each new spring.
“Having grown up in Cooperstown and spent so much time enjoying Otsego Lake, this was a very special beer for me to brew,” said Brewery Ommegang’s Innovation Manager, Mike McManus. “It’s the perfect beer to sip as you begin to migrate back outside again with warmer weather. I hope everyone who drinks Glimmerglass finds it evocative of a refreshing and relaxing day aside a breezy and lively lake.”
“Clean water is one of the most important ingredient in our beer and we’re very fortunate to brew in Upstate New York where there’s such an abundance of perfect water, said Ommegang Brewmaster Phil Leinhart. “Glimmerglass is our testament to the pure lakes and springs that our region is known for and a bit of a tribute to our home village and its wonderful history.”
Glimmerglass is brewed with white wheat, hopped with Bravo, Styrian Golding, Columbus and Cascade hops, and spiced with pink peppercorns and sweet orange peel. Fermented with a classic saison yeast strain and bottle conditioned with Ommegang’s house yeast, Glimmerglass has fruity aromas of pear, apple and slight citrus balanced with a delicate floral hop character and a touch of spiciness. The taste is clean with pronounced fruit flavors and delicate bready malt following by welcomed spicing. A crisp finish offers lingering yet subtle notes of yeast and touches of fruity pepper.Glimmerglass is available now for a limited time on draft and in 12 oz. four-packs.